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$250,000 Settlement : Multiple Falls At Nursing Home

Upon admission to the nursing home in Suffolk County, Long Island, our 81-year-old client was assessed to be a risk of falls. After such an assessment, the nursing home failed to create and implement a care plan to minimize her risk of falling. After falling four times, the nursing home still failed to implement an appropriate care plan. On her fifth fall, our client struck her head and suffered a brain injury. It wasn’t until her daughter visited, saw the large bump on her forehead and insisted on medical care did the nursing home do anything. An ambulance was called and the brain bleed was discovered at the hospital. She was admitted for a few weeks and then discharged to hospice care where she died four weeks after her fall from unrelated causes. The case was handled by Trial Attorney Michael Zaransky and the family settled the case for $250,000.

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